Susil Moonesinghe no more

Veteran politician Susil Moonesinghe died on Friday aged 82 years.

He had been ailing for some time, and died at a private hospital in Kandy. A past student of Royal College, Colombo he was a lawyer by profession.

Mr. Moonesinghe entered politics on the SLFP ticket. Contesting on the UNP ticket, he was elected first chief minister of the western province in 1989.

He was also a former chairman of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.


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